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On My Swedish Island by Julie Catterson Lindahl
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Oct 24, 2011

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Interesting memoir and guide to the "good life" from a American woman who married a Swede. It describes how a young family went about living more simply and more in tune with nature on their Swedish island. It includes some uniquely Swedish activities (which I found enchanting because of my Swedish heritage), such as making what I believe my Swedish relatives call a "vikta"--a birch whisk for use in the sauna. Yet even though much of Lindahl's good advice can be adapted to older non-Scandinavian readers with lower energy and limited mobility, the book nonetheless made me envy the author's youthful vitality and ambition.

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